- Grid Patterns
- Border Patterns
- Filler Patterns
- Shapes Patterns
I find that I am able to fit every new tangle I encounter into one of these categories. It doesn't mean I have to use a border pattern only as a border, but I know where to look....and with all the tangles displayed on baseball card size cards there is easy viewing for the next tangle I want to try. On the back you can draw the step outs for the patterns.
If this sounds like a system that might work for you, visit my Etsy shop where you can download the PDF files for the cards. Then you can choose your own colors of cardstock and print as many as you like! I have also added a 5th category as a separate download via request for an Original Zentangle Card that can also be downloaded.
There are lots of other ideas about organization out there. A great resource is this post by Margaret Bremner, CZT where she includes her systems and links to others.